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    FRANK X. HEMM, who resides on a splendid farm of eighty-eight acres lying just south of the corporation line of Piqua, is a prominent citizen of Washington Township, Miami County, Ohio. He was born in Germany, February 12, 1845, and is a son of John and Catherine (Ott) Hemm, who farmed in their native land and conducted a country hotel. The mother died there on October 16, 1865, and the father on August 9, 1867.

    Frank X. Hemm was reared in Germany and was twenty-four years of age when in 1869, he came to the United States. He located at Sidney, Ohio, and was employed by his brother, George Hemm, who was engaged in the nursery business there. He remained in Sidney twelve years and then came to Miami County and engaged in the nursery business. He purchased his present farm, which then consisted of 121 acres, from Dr. Warren Dorsey. He built an addition to the fine old historic house which adorned the place, and has resided on this farm since March 9, I889. He sold off a portion of his property to the Statler Stone Quarries, and retains eighty-eight acres. He engaged in the nursery business with a high degree of success until 1896, since which time he has followed general farming. On two different occasions he made pleasure trips to Germany, visiting members of the family who remain in that country. After coming to Miami County, Mr. Hemm was joined in marriage with Miss Barbara Butz, also a native of Germany, and seven children were born to them: Anthony; Mary, wife of Stephen McCarty; Philip; John; Frank; Valentine; and Nettie, who is Sister in a convent at Cincinnati. Religiously, the family belongs to the German Catholic Church at Piqua.

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